After spending your valuable years in earning your degree, but you are not finding it paying you good. It’s time to face the facts. The money’s exhausts and there are no more loans. It’s obvious that you need a job.
Finding your first job as a graduate is a tedious task in today’s challenging economic state. Here we have shared a few survival advice for graduates. Hope this helps you.
1) Practice a hobby
You need to figure out what makes you unique from the rest. You need to ass any relevant subject or course you have done the same.
If you did any voluntary course on the same, try to mention it. This will add weight to your CV.
There it goes same with hobbies. This will add value to your CV.
2) Stay calm and initiate a start
You might have a feeling that everyone has found a job except you.
To be honest, majority of your peers must be also stressed to finish their final assignments and start working on CV
If you haven’t yet decided how to start, don’t worry this is the right time to begin.
3) Pen a nice cover letter
A cover letter is important. You need to be specific and tailor it as you wish to portray yourself.
Recruiters receive several CV daily, you need to stand out and there your cover letter is the best way to make you outstanding.
Make the content relevant to your job you’re applying for and avoid to start with generic starting ‘To whom it may concern…’ you must take time to find out whom to address.
Worth Reading:- Cover Letter Keys That Will Get You Hired
4) Go prepared
It is obvious and the more you perfect on it, the better it is for you. Learn a lot about the company you intend to visit from their website and do some research.
Your CV must be quite relevant and you would have the background you need if you make it to the interview stage.
5) Sell your skill, not your degree title
When you begin applying for jobs, there are chances that your degree won’t find relevance with your job. You need not worry; there are fair chances yet if you have the necessary skills to you.
Look over the title of your degree and think about what skill set you’ve picked in your life throughout. Working on deadlines, research, and analytical skills, making presentations, your logical thinking and interpersonal skills of communication are all great assets you gain through your education and can highlight them.
It’s up to you how to present and communicate your skill set.
6) Build a good network
There is an immense power of networking. Go connecting your friends and relatives or the familiar people whom you didn’t connect recently. It hardly matters; you can start building your network anytime.
You can earn some experience from one of your contacts or even get an update about when a good position is open….it will always help you.
7) Gain some experience
It sounds bad but sometimes you need to start from the beginning.
To get into your dream job or desired field, you’ll probably have to gain some experience. This could be at an entry level or might be unpaid: many companies offer internships or work experiences for the graduates.
At this time you must be habituated to limited funds so a few more months won’t hurt you.
8) Look into all the options
After your graduation, you become uncertain as what kind of job you need to apply for. To mention you are not the only one. Do not get tensed.
Be sure about all the options before you start writing your cover letter for a job. Sometimes your degree can open up various and several doors than you could realize and take your career in a completely different direction. Even if you don’t think its ‘career-friendly’, you could be surprised.
Find out what other different areas you can go into and start applying to it.
9) Be confident, remain positive
This is applicable not to your skills only, but also your language. While writing about your CV, avoid common mistakes like stating, I feel, I think or ‘I can be good at…’ Know that you are selling your skill to the employer. What is much needed is your confidence.
This also becomes useful if your degree doesn’t match the position you’re willing to apply for. To start with a cover letter with a phrase like ‘I know that I don’t have enough experience in this field…’ won’t interest your employer is going through your CV and in your candidature.
Try to focus on what you can offer and not in what you cannot.
10) Don’t take it very personally
Always know that at a certain phase of life, for job seekers, some level of rejection is inevitable, for you this is too early, that are the only differences.
More than 300,000 new graduates would start looking for jobs between April and September. It’s very competitive, but that’s not impossible to get a good job.
If you’ve applied for some positions and haven’t heard from them, do not take it personally. It’s a phase and will pass over.
Always be positive and try taking the positives (and also the negatives) from each application.
With this, we conclude. Stay connected with us for more graduate career advice and other career advice and updates.